Additional State Pension

Pre April 2016, if you were employed you paid Class 1 National Insurance this entitled you to the Basic StatePension and an Additional State Pension. The Additional State Pension was based on your earnings along with theNational Insurance contributions you had made. If you had built up a sizable entitlement to Additional State Pension by April 2016, this could mean that you have already built up a pension under the old system that is worth more than the full new State Pension of £175.20 a week.

If this is you, you will get the full new State Pension amount and will keep any amount above this as a ‘protected payment’, which will increase with inflation.

Post April 2016, you will have stopped building up any more State Pension under the old rules, including via theAdditional State Pension.

Arrow up

Contact us

You can also request contact details from the Pension Tracing Service by phone or by post.

The Pension Tracing Service
Telephone: 0800 1223 170
From outside the UK: +44 (0) 1782 389134
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Address
The Pension Tracing Service
400 Pavilion Road
Northampton
NN4 7PA

Copyright 2020 by Pension Tracing Service ® ​

The Pension Tracing Service ® is a trading style of the Better Retirement Group Ltd. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA number 153420. Our registered office is 400 Pavilion Road Northampton NN4 7PA ​

This service is not affiliated with the Department of Work and Pensions or any government body. The Pension Tracing Service does not offer financial advice to our clients. However we can allocate you an Authorised and Regulated Pension Specialist.

See how we handle your data.